Daily Archives: November 23, 2013

Harvard 34, Yale 7, but except for the players themselves, who cared?

Good time with my bros, telling jokes and sharing memories of family. We sat on the sunny (Harvard – how come Yale cedes the better half of the stadium to the enemy?) side, but it was integrated by Yale alumni and everybody got along.

Yale can’t seem to play football this year, but I wouldn’t expect to see real football played in an Ivy stadium (brother Anthony did though, once, when the Giants played there while displaced by the construction of the first Meadowlands).

All in all, a fine waste of time.

Brothers Anthony and Gideon discover that there's no replay screens at the Yale Bowl - "You mean we have to watch?"

Brothers Anthony and Gideon discover that there’s no replay at the Yale Bowl – “You mean we have to watch?” (They didn’t)


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Off to the Yale Harvard game

Idiot dog

Idiot dog

No, I never attended either university and I have no particular desire to sit in a freezing concrete stadium watching gentlemen I neither know nor care about, but my brothers want to resume a family tradition and I, sucker that I am, have agreed to indulge them – I like their company.

So back with frostbitten fingers late afternoon. Sigh. Bulldog, bulldog, rah rah rah, and all that.


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Al Frankin, traitor

Well who knew it wouldn't work?

Well who knew it wouldn’t work?

Suggests delaying implementation of ObamaCare.Wasn’t it just last month that the White House was calling ObamaCare opponents traitors? Why yes, yes it was.


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No, the answer is to allow citizens to defend themselves with arms

Do you feel lucky, Punk? Do you?

Do you feel lucky, Punk? Do you?

“Knockout game” is sweeping the country. The idea is a black-on-white phenomenon, where one black tries to punch a white person – male or female – so hard that he’s knocked out with that single punch, then the accomplishment is posted on the internet. In NYC, Orthodox Jews, including a 78-year-old woman, are being targeted exclusively, so far; in other cities, the teens aren’t so discriminatory.

Will Marling, the executive director of the National Organization for Victim Assistance, says this trend is not an epidemic.

“But it could be the start of one,” he says, because the attacks have a social media component that could go viral. “As experience shows, other kids will see this is an easy thing to do and then it becomes group think.”

He says the attacks are an example of why there is a need for a deeper conversation with young people about respect.

Well Mr. Marling can have his teen focus groups discussing “respect” – I suggest open carry permits for citizens: game over.

UPDATE: My brother Anthony reminded me of this quote from Jesse Jackson:

There is nothing more painful to me at this stage in my life than to walk down the street and hear footsteps and start thinking about robbery. Then look around and see somebody white and feel relieved…. After all we have been through. Just to think we can’t walk down our own streets, how humiliating.

  • Remarks at a meeting of Operation PUSH in Chicago (27 November 1993). Quoted in “Crime: New Frontier – Jesse Jackson Calls It Top Civil-Rights Issue” by Mary A. Johnson, 29 November 1993, Chicago Sun-Times (ellipsis in original). Partially quoted in US News & World Report (10 March 1996)


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Next educational junket for the Democrats: England

article-2229225-15E2D21D000005DC-164_634x394Voter fraud in England’s Pakistani communities “epidemic” – stiffer voter identification measures urged, but “that’s racist!”

Corruption is rife in Britain’s Pakistani community, the country’s most senior law officer has warned.

Dominic Grieve said politicians needed to ‘wake up’ to the threat of corruption posed by minority communities using a ‘favour culture’.

In remarks that will inflame already sensitive diplomatic relations with Pakistan, the attorney general said he was referring to ‘mainly the Pakistani community’.

Mr Grieve told the Daily Telegraph that corruption could also be found in the ‘white Anglo-Saxon community’ as well as among other groups.

But he said the rise of corruption was ‘because we have minority communities in this country which come from backgrounds where corruption is endemic.

In remarks that will inflame already sensitive diplomatic relations with Pakistan, the attorney general said he was referring to ‘mainly the Pakistani community’.


Qassim Afzal, the Lib Dem chairman of the party’s Friends of Pakistan group, criticised what he called Mr Grieve’s “loose language”.

He told BBC Radio 5Live: ‘I’m profoundly disturbed at a statement from such a senior Conservative MP against the British Pakistani community.

‘This doesn’t help bring communities together.’

Baroness Warsi, the Foreign Office minister, has previously said the Conservatives lost three seats at the general election because of voter fraud in the Asian community.

Mr Grieve, whose Beaconsfield constituency in Buckinghamshire has a sizeable Asian community, said: ‘I can see many of them have come because of the opportunities that they get.

‘But they also come from societies where they have been brought up to believe you can only get certain things through a favour culture.

‘One of the things you have to make absolutely clear is that that is not the case and it’s not acceptable.’

Unlike Britain, our country’s Attorney General doesn’t see a problem with voter fraud. The difference? Here in Obamaland, it’s not a bug of the electoral process, it’s a feature.

Nest year for the Brits: the invasion of the Rumanians. Lucky ol’ England.


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